One Woman’s Island – more advance praise!

As I prepare the manuscript to be sent off for eBook formatting and online sales, I’m also receiving great blurbs about the new novel, One Woman’s Island, from advance readers who offered to write a review for promotion purposes.

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Great news, Susan Toy fans! The long-awaited sequel to her acclaimed novel, Island in the Clouds, has finally arrived. With a sharp eye for description and a well-tuned ear for dialogue (and local dialect!) Toy tells how a recently widowed Canadian woman moves to the tiny Caribbean island of Bequia to find solace, only to discover it’s not quite the paradise she hoped for. A tasty meal of storytelling that comes with complementary recipes!
~ Brian Brennan, Postmedia newspapers best-selling author

One Woman’s Island blends up a splash of sun and fun, with a hearty dose of reality about island life and its people. Toss in a murder or two and you have the perfect recipe for a memorable visit in paradise. Susan Toy has once again toured us around the island of Bequia, where she’s shown us that all is not as it appears in this lush and tropical setting, and that people often hide their flaws and indiscretions not only from the world, but also from themselves. P.S. I think this book should come with a warning that snacks will be necessary to stave off the hunger incited by the contents!
~ Cheryl Schenk, author of The Stibil Forest Adventures: Little Synni’s Moonlight Mischief

I just finished reading One Woman’s Island and thought it was splendid. Once again, Susan Toy brings the real Bequia to a fictional world and uses that combination to great effect. Toy does a wonderful job with the characters’ emotional lives and backstories, using a certain level of implication about a lot of it, which I always like. This wasn’t just the main character, Mariana’s, romp in Bequia. It was a powerful effort to make sense of her life up till then and to figure out, in many ways, who she really is. It’s a character study and an exploration of a foreign culture, maybe on the order of Under the Tuscan Sun. Congratulations to Susan Toy on another feather in the Bequia Perspectives cap!
~ Kevin Brennan, editor and author of Parts Unknown, Yesterday Road, Occasional Soulmates, Town Father

And here’s the link to a previous review I received from Felicity Harley!

Thanks to all reviewers! I’ll share more reviews and blurbs with you here as I receive them.

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  1. […] As I prepare the manuscript to be sent off for eBook formatting and online sales, I'm also receiving great blurbs about the new novel, One Woman's Island, from advance readers who offered to write a review for promotion purposes. Great news, Susan Toy fans! The long-awaited sequel to her acclaimed novel, Island in the Clouds,…  […]

  2. […] praise from advance readers I wish to share with you. This is in addition to earlier blogposts both here and […]

  3. Reblogged this on Authors to Watch and commented:
    Advance reviews on Susan Toy’s upcoming release!

  4. Excellent reviews, Susan. Congratulations!

  5. Great title. Great cover.

  6. Congratulations. I’m sure the praise is well-deserved.

  7. These reviews are wonderful. Congratulations!! What a great start.

  8. Congratulations, Susan, on the great reviews. I’m sure those will be sure to increase sales. All the best. 🙂 — Suzanne

  9. Great reviews – but I don’t need convincing. I’ll buy it as soon as it’s out 🙂

    1. Thanks for your support, Mary!

  10. High praise, Susan. Congratulations. Can’t wait for it!

    1. Thanks, JP! Look at all those lovely coloured streamers on my bike’s handles!!

      1. And they’re sparkly too!

  11. That’s great you are getting such good advance reviews. Well done Susan 🙂

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